Former NFL MVP Cam Newton has been without a team since being released by the Carolina Panthers in March. It appears he’s going to take over Tom Brady’s old spot.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Newton will sign a contract with the New England Patriots.
NFL Network also reported the deal as a one year contract.
Newton, 31, won MVP honors in 2015, the same season he led the Panthers to a Super Bowl appearance. The three-time Pro Bowl pick played in just two games in 2019 because of a Lisfranc fracture.
The Patriots saw Brady sign a free agent contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and were left with Jarrett Stidham and Brian Hoyer as the only experienced quarterbacks on the roster.